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GELMAN’S FIVE BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
There’s a nice article in The Browser in which Statistician and Political Scientist Extraordinaire Andrew Gelman recommends five books. It is definitely worth a read. We learned something about baseball from it and have decided to buy a book on child rearing based on its recommendations. [We already knew the stuff about decision making, bien sur]
Since Andrew is a friend of the blog and a notorious chart curmudgeon, we thought that for this post we would create a useful infotainmentgraphic, above, with which no reasonable person should find fault. We’ve subbed the Bill James Historical Baseball Almanac for the Annual editions from 1982-1986 because it is supposed to be Five Books, not Nine Books, but Five.
Without further ado, Gelman’s five. Again, don’t miss the article for the explanations.
ADDENDUM: With Andrew’s expert advice, we were able to improve the graphic a little:
ADDENDUM 2: I found some even better charts! Click to see full size.